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Old 08-30-2006, 11:27 AM   #46
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Why do you need another bike? The 9fiddy has both


Not even a tree to work under. What a bitch.


Stop ferking around over here AW and TURN THE RADIO UP!!!! We're on our knees man!

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Old 08-30-2006, 11:38 AM   #47
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Not even a tree to work under. What a bitch.
trees are a bit thin on the ground in Baja mate

...and the radio played...Baja

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Old 08-30-2006, 11:45 AM   #48
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All sold out at KTMTwins. Also they are very slow to respond...my friend is waiting 2 days to spend $1500 w/o any result. Even calling them does not help.
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Old 08-30-2006, 12:00 PM   #49
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All sold out at KTMTwins. Also they are very slow to respond...my friend is waiting 2 days to spend $1500 w/o any result. Even calling them does not help.
They're probably at the KTM dealers meeting in Portland
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Old 08-30-2006, 12:42 PM   #50
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Mine shipped next day and they emailed me a tracking #. Early bird and all that. The manufacturer of these things sounds like even less than a "cottage industry" guy. Maybe he will ramp up. Or more likely a larger company will buy the pantent .... or just blatantly rip him off.
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Old 09-02-2006, 05:13 PM   #51
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I bought one of the Cooper tools from KTM Twins. Great service. BUT I could not get the bead broken on the rear Scorpion. I have changed many tires but this defeated me. I gave up after 20 min. Maybe if I was in the woods and I HAD to do it maybe it would work. Maybe I need more practice. Just saying I could not get the bead over the safety ridge with the tool.
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Old 09-02-2006, 08:02 PM   #52
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Old 09-02-2006, 08:22 PM   #53
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Old 09-03-2006, 12:22 PM   #54
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Wink Need one of these asap but cant wait-MEXICO LOOMS

Hi Guys..

Anyone able to sell me one of these for $150 and then get one when they get restocked. I am headed to Mexico and Argentina by Sept 15th.

Only paying $50 for your new one is a good deal....

Just asking....

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Old 09-03-2006, 01:02 PM   #55
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I bought one of the Cooper tools from KTM Twins. Great service. BUT I could not get the bead broken on the rear Scorpion. I have changed many tires but this defeated me. I gave up after 20 min. Maybe if I was in the woods and I HAD to do it maybe it would work. Maybe I need more practice. Just saying I could not get the bead over the safety ridge with the tool.
Try squirting WD40 into the bead when you spread it with the Cooper Tool. Let it sit a minute and then try breaking the bead agin. I struggled like you, but after doing that, it broke easy. I've done it a couple times since too.

Mine is a 2004 with the 4" rear rim. That one has the real big safety beads and I had to file a little off first. The newer 4 1/4 inch rims are much easier to work with and shouldn't require any filing. I hope you have that one.

If you have the older rim, just take off the tire at a dealership, remount the bare rim, fire it up in 3rd gear and let it run. Then apply a good quality metal file by hand to the safety bead like you would a lathe. You can reshape the troublesome edge and take off a little on both sides in about 20 minutes.

Hope that helps.
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Old 09-03-2006, 07:21 PM   #56
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Try squirting WD40 into the bead when you spread it with the Cooper Tool. Let it sit a minute and then try breaking the bead agin. I struggled like you, but after doing that, it broke easy. I've done it a couple times since too.

Mine is a 2004 with the 4" rear rim. That one has the real big safety beads and I had to file a little off first. The newer 4 1/4 inch rims are much easier to work with and shouldn't require any filing. I hope you have that one.

If you have the older rim, just take off the tire at a dealership, remount the bare rim, fire it up in 3rd gear and let it run. Then apply a good quality metal file by hand to the safety bead like you would a lathe. You can reshape the troublesome edge and take off a little on both sides in about 20 minutes.

Hope that helps.
Good luck,
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Thanks Pantah! I used silicone lubricant but WD40 would have probably worked better. Mine is the 4 1/4. I will give it another try. The tool is well made and can be packed away easily so I would really like it to work.
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Old 09-09-2006, 05:30 PM   #57
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I've attempted most other ways with failure, but this is how I do mine successfully every time within a minute.
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Use a 6 inch G clamp and a small piece of timber(the timber in the picture is long just so it could be seen for photo). Wind up till bead breaks then rip tyre off as per norm.
No mods to rims and very quick and the clamp is small enough to take on trips.
There is a thread on this but I couldn't find it again.

Happy bead breaking
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Old 09-09-2006, 05:42 PM   #58
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Just found that thread here it is

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...75#post3202575
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